I am adamantly opposed to this bottled water nonsense. There was a time when I thought different, believe it or not, as I bought on to the marketing too! But in many cases the bottled water has its own kinds of contaminants, AND the fact it is stored in PLASTIC, which is not only bad for personal health, but for the environment too, as most wind up as litter…. The mere production of “clean bottled water” is so counter-productive to maintaining clean water resources!
However, tap water is not the cure all either as many municipality filtration systems do not remove everything. Among common contaminants, there are traces rust, lawn chemicals, heavy metals, and of course the chlorine and chloramines.
The best and most affordable thing to do meanwhile would be to stop buying bottled water. Do we really want Pepsi owning the worlds water supplies? Less bottled means less energy spent on production (as outlined in below video), less litter, less need to recycle, so eventually, less means of polluting the environment just to make “clean water” for consumption.
Then, buy a high quality tap water filter that uses cartridges that last up to 18 months such as the 10 stage “New Wave Enviro-Products” filer available at Gardens Under Glass.
Here is a video outlining the madness of bottled water—which at beach cleanings, plastic bottles of all sorts, make up a large quantity of litter, specifically the water and soft drink kind. I find it interesting hat the video notes about “manufactured demand” and such is exactly where, but by the marketing machine.